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Overview

Introduction to Weymouth, Massachusetts

Weymouth, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town includes four distinct districts known as Bicknell Square, Weymouth Landing, Jackson Square and Columbian Square. Tang and the popular Bell's Seasoning are manufactured in the city. Weymouth has a large Irish population. Most of the land has been developed. It's included in the south shore region of the Boston Metropolitan area. The city took its name from a town in England.

Weymouth History

The original settlers created a plantation known as "Old Spain." The settlers were forced to leave the area due to stealing from the Indians and making threats to the Plymouth Colony. The town was established in 1635. A prominent shoe making industry began in the early years of the 1700's and was producing shoes until 1973.

Weymouth Attractions

  • Abigail Adams House was the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, the wife of President John Adams. She was also the mother of President John Quincy Adams
  • Canterbury-Libbey House is a notable historic home
  • East Weymouth features attractive Victorian Homes
  • The Fogg Library is an impressive old structure
  • The Whittmore House is an historic home
  • Washington School, located in Jackson Square is an historic building featuring Queen Anne architecture
  • Tireell House is a noteworthy old structure
  • Fogg Opera House is a notable historic building that has been converted to apartment units and retail shops
  • Town Hall is a recreation of the old Massachusetts State House

There are numerous nearby attractions including the US Naval Ship Building Museum, Old Ship Meeting House, Quincy Historical Society Museum, Richard J. Koch Park, Josiah Quincy House, South Shore Natural Science Center, EXPO Centre, historic Plymouth and the historic Quincy.

Weymouth Activities

Webb Memorial Park is located on a peninsula and offers scenic views of Boston and the Harbor Islands. It includes walking trails and areas for fishing. The Pilgrim Skating Arena is nearby. Residents enjoy the activities and entertainment located in Boston. There are numerous golf courses in the area including the Granite Links Golf Club and the Cohasset Golf Club. The nearby Natasket Beach is popular with residents. Hiking enthusiasts enjoy the close by Borderland State Park and Ames Nowell State Park.

Weymouth Transportation

Logan International Airport in Boston is the closest major airport. The MBTA provides bus services and the city is served by the MBTA Commuter Rail.

Weymouth Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2188, 2190, 2191, 2189
Phone Area Codes339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.22
Longitude-70.94

Weymouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHINGHAM
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hingham5,777$158,125
Holbrook11,008$83,696
Hull10,437$95,975
Quincy93,349$82,086
Rockland17,725$84,090

Weymouth Public Libraries

Tufts Library
46 BROAD ST.
Weymouth, Massachusetts
(781) 337-1402

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Weymouth Hospitals

South Shore Hospital
(Non-profit)
55 Fogg Road
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Weymouth Public Schools

Academy Avenue
94 Academy Ave
(781) 335-4717
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Lawrence W Pingree
1250 Commercial St
(781) 337-2974
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
William Seach
770 Middle St
(781) 335-7589
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Thomas V Nash
1003 Front St
(781) 340-2506
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Weymouth High School
1 Wildcat Way
(781) 337-7500
High
Total Enrollment 2073
Frederick C Murphy
417 Fron T St
(781) 331-2862
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Johnson Early Childhood Center
70 Pearl St
(781) 335-0191
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Maria Weston Chapman Middle School
1051 Commercial St
(781) 337-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1059

Weymouth Private Schools

Sacred Heart Elementary School
75 Commercial St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 226
First Baptist Christian School
40 West St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
Just Right Child Care
16 Church St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
South Shore Christian Academy
45 Broad St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 252
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